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New England Patriots links 5/27/16 - Just OTAs... but did you see Brady's touchdown pass to Bennett?

Daily news and links for 5/27/16

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  • PJ Wright notes Tom Brady is already throwing touchdowns to Martellus Bennett.
  • Jeff Howe suggests Jimmy Garoppolo might be the second-best quarterback in the AFC East after reviewing his performance at OTAs.
  • Christopher Price notices that Martellus Bennett is gaining early entry in Tom Brady's circle of trust.
  • Kevin Duffy notes that for Patriots DT Terrance Knighton, conditioning is a lifelong challenge.
  • Adam Kurkjian observes that at the very least, it appears Terrance Knighton has the right attitude, making it clear yesterday that he's here to learn.
  • Mark Daniels talks with Terrance Knighton, who appears to have found plenty of motivators.
  • Kyle DaLuz reports run-stuffing NT Terrance Knighton knew he was joining a team that has been the most dominant, consistent group in the NFL for the past decade.
  • Mark Daniels reports Chris Long says he has been leaning on Rob Ninkovich to get up to speed.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook:Gronkowski heads list of players absent from workout; Patriots are known to be cautious with injured players this time of year; Hightower is not talking contract, says it won't be a distraction; More updates from Thursday's OTA.
  • Mike Reiss informs us the Patriots are getting plenty of reps for backup quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett as well as Tom Brady, and all threw well.
  • Ben Volin offers some very early observations from practice: 'Patriots did a pretty good job of giving Brady and Garoppolo an almost equal amount of reps with the ones and twos, while Brissett played almost strictly with the threes. All three took a lot of snaps.'
  • Mark Daniels shares his observations from OTAs: Several starters missing as Martellus Bennett shines.
  • Kevin Duffy on Patriots OTAs: Martellus Bennett impresses with Rob Gronkowski absent.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price cover it all from Tom Brady, Patriots OTA observations and deflategate. (9.33 min. video)
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Recapping Thursday's Patriots OTAs session.
  • CBS Boston posts some observations from their first glimpse of the 2016 Patriots Thursday: Bill Belichick was in mid-season form.
  • Mike Reiss tells us how Bill Belichick lambasted players yesterday for ending a practice drill too early.
  • Tom E. Currran notes that neither Jamie Collins nor Dante Hightower was very forthcoming about their contracts.
  • Danny Picard asserts that whether or not Arian Foster plays for the Patriots, is ultimately up to him.
  • Alex Guarino (Dirty Water Media) Danny Amendola’s Celebrity Waiter Night.
  • Henry McKenna passes along this tidbit that whenever Robert Kraft goes to Dunkin' Donuts he buys everyone coffee.
  • Bryanna Cappadona suggests 12 actors who should play Tom Brady.